iphone-7-vs-galaxy-s7-edge-spec-shootout

Now that the iPhone 7 is finally official we have some tough choices to make. Apple or Samsung? Android or iOS? The Galaxy S7 Edge represents the best of the best, but can it compete with Apple’s latest flagship phone?

Read on for a spec-by-spec breakdown of the two devices, and check out the galleries for a closer look at the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Of course, hardware and photos are only part of the story. Between these devices you’re deciding between iOS and Android so you’ll want to consider what other gadgets you own and even what platform most of your friends and family use. Choose wisely.

iPhone 7 Gallery

Galaxy S7 Edge Gallery

Apple - iPhone 7 Samsung - Galaxy S7 edge
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1440
Resolution Y 1334 2560
Display Type Retina HD QuadHD Super AMOLED
Operating System iOS 10 (at launch) Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor
RAM Unknown 4GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 12MP camera 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 5MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • TD-SCDMA (CDMA models only)
  • FDD-LTE
  • GSM/EDGE
  • TD-LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Battery N/A 3600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 150.9 mm (5.94 inches)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 72.6 mm (2.86 inches)
Depth 0.28 inches (7.1 mm) 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 4.87 oz (138 g) 157 g (5.54 oz)
Colors Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium
Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
In The Box N/A N/A